Burma Bordering Countries: Bangladesh
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Where is Burma?
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Burma is a sovereign state located in Southeast Asia. Its official name is the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, often informally shortened to "Myanmar". Burma is bordered to the west by Bangladesh and India, to the north by China, and to the east by Laos and Thailand. It has a 1200 mile (1930 kilometer) southern coastline that bounds the Bay of Bengal in the north, and the Andaman Sea in the south. The Ayeyarwady and Salween Rivers empty into the Gulf of Martaban. The country has hundreds of offshore islands, the largest of which are Ramree and Cheduba. Most of Burma's islands are located in the Mergui Archipelago.
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Andaman Sea, Andrew Bay, Arakan Yoma, Ayeyarwady, Bago Yoma, Bawmi Bay, Bay of Bengal, Bilauktaung Range, Cheduba Strait, Chin Hills, Chindwin River, Combermere Bay, Danson Bay, Gulf of Martaban, Gwa Bay, Hunters Bay, Kumon Range, Mangin Range, Mouths of the Ayeyarwady, Myitha River, Ngayok Bay, Nmai River, Patkai Range, Salween River, Tanen Range and Taungnyo Range.
Burma Natural Resources:
Burma's metal resources include tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten and lead. Other resources include petroleum, timber, coal, marble, limestone, gemstones, natural gas and hydropower.
Burma Natural Hazards:
Burma is subject to periodic droughts; however, flooding and landslides are common during the rainy season (June to September). Other natural hazards for the country include destructive earthquakes and cyclones.
Burma Environmental Issues:
The country of Burma, in southeastern Asia, has industrial pollution of air, soil, and water. There is inadequate sanitation and water treatment, which contributes to disease. Another environmental issue for Burma is deforestation.
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